At home workouts aren’t always easy, and in fact you can get a workout at home that is comparable to that of a gym workout. If you want to get in amazing shape, don’t think that you have to spend tons of money on a gym membership. You can get your best body right at home. Follow these tips on designing your at home workout and expect to see results, fast!
It’s possible to get a workout superior to that of a gym workout at home without spending hours of your time. Make the most of your workout by building a routing that utilizes a variety of exercises, and remember to keep switching it up to keep your body challenged. Simply combine all of the following aspects of all types of workouts, for best results.
Cardiovascular Workouts – Not all cardio is equal and the most hard-core cardio workouts will provide the most calorie-burn for your buck. A brisk seven-minute walk run will burn between 700 and 1,400 calories. Other aerobic exercises like jumping rope, and rollerblading also will burn well over 500 calories per hour.
Check out this great cardiovascular workout that utilizes body weight, and very little equipment:
Strength Training – Weight lifting offers a variety of benefits, from more resting calorie burn, to a tight and toned body at any weight. Don’t forget this important part of your at home workout routine. By increasing the weight amount progressively (example: week 1 – 5 lb, week 2 – 8 lb) you can continue to improve your muscle density, and tone. And don’t fear that you will get “bulky,” you won’t! Developing your muscles makes cardiovascular workouts a little easier, and by doing compound exercises you can strengthen your entire body in just a few short weeks.
Combination Workouts – Compound exercise or combination workouts deliver the benefits of all the various types of exercise in one workout. By doing interval training (sprints) along with weight training and core training, and a quick circuit of cardiovascular exercise, you gain optimal results. For example, try a combination of resistance exercises at a fast pace, and then change activities every 5 minutes, for a 40-minute workout that never leaves you bored. Try a combination of jumping rope, sprints, lunges, jumping jacks, push-ups, and weight lifting. You may need to take a rest day the day after a workout like this, but it’s worth it.
Flexibility Workouts – By improving your flexibility, you not only burn calories but you’ll also enjoy a boost in strength and an increased heart rate. Try an intense Yoga Workout to burn calories, and restore your body and mind while you workout. Ever heard of Hot Yoga? This form of yoga is practiced in temperatures somewhere between 85° to 125° Fahrenheit. The combination of heat, and Yoga provides detoxification benefits and improves strength while supporting weight loss at the same time.
At home workouts are easy to find at SkinnyMs. You CAN get into the best shape of your life right at home. Check back with us for new and easy-to-do hardcore, at-home workouts each month!
Be sure to like our Facebook page and follow us on Pinterest to be the first to try out new workouts and view our latest fitness resources.